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Britain’s Independent daily calls time on print edition to embrace digital-only future

Britain’s Independent daily calls time on print edition to embrace digital-only future

February 12, 2016

LONDON, Feb 12 — British newspaper The Independent will become digital only, and its last print edition will come out on March 26, owners ESI Media said in a statement today. ESI Media said it was also selling off the “i” — a cut-price sister title — to fund the website of The Independent. “The newspaper industry is changing and that change is being driven by readers. They’re showing us that the future is digital,” said Evgeny Lebedev, the Russian-born British owner of The... Read more

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Italian literary sensation Elena Ferrante’s novels get TV adaptation

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ in the spotlight at 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair LOS ANGELES, Feb 11 — From February 12-14 thousands of book lovers, rare book dealers and scholars will converge at the Pasadena Convention Centre in Pasadena, southern California for the... Read more

Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’ is a writer’s headlong immersion into Italian

By Dwight Garner

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Who killed Carolyn Collins?

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NY Times launches Spanish-language digital version

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US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio signs a copy of his book ‘American Dreams’ during his campaign event in an airport hanger in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic

US Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio signs a copy of his book ‘American Dreams’ during his campaign event in an airport hanger in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. — Reuters pic